"'Supreme Conflict' by Jan Crawford Greenburg: Bush built a right wing on highest court by trial, error."
Law Professor Ken Gormley
has this book review
today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
"Dog case may set murder standard; Infamous attack and subsequent trial consumed San Francisco and sparked a nationwide debate over killer dogs":
Maura Dolan will have this article
Monday in The Los Angeles Times.
"A Woman Wrongly Convicted and a U.S. Attorney Who Kept His Job":
Adam Cohen will have this Editorial Observer essay
Monday in The New York Times.
Available online from National Public Radio:
This evening's broadcast of "All Things Considered
" contained audio segments entitled "Gonzales Admits Missteps in Attorney Firings
" and "Home Health Aides Seek Labor Protections
And today's broadcast of "Weekend Edition Sunday" contained audio segments entitled "Jury Selection to Begin at Padilla Trial" and "Durham Seeks Calm After Duke Lacrosse Case."
RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments.
"'Nothing to Hide,' Gonzales Insists Before Senate Hearing": This article
will appear Monday in The New York Times.
The Washington Post on Monday will report that "Ex-Justice Official's Statements Contradict Gonzales on Firings."
Monday's edition of The Los Angeles Times will report that "Gonzales to insist attorney firings were appropriate; In Tuesday Senate hearings, the attorney general plans to acknowledge mistakes in the dismissals, but will maintain that none of the prosecutors were fired for political reasons."
And McClatchy Newspapers report that "Gonzales declares he has `nothing to hide.'"
"Dropped Duke Charges Renew Hope in Georgia":
The New York Times on Monday will contain an article
that begins, "When North Carolina's attorney general said last week that an overreaching prosecutor lacked the evidence to support charges of rape against three former Duke University lacrosse players, some in this neighboring state hoped that tremors from his pronouncement would help free a former star high school football player. But as Georgia's legislative session neared a close, the odds were against them. The former football player, Genarlow Wilson, is serving 10 years without parole for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl at a New Year's Eve party, an offense that constituted aggravated child molesting even though he was 17 at the time."
"US antiterror tactics crimp new terror case: Some of the strongest evidence against Jose Padilla, whose trial begins Monday, was coerced and can't be used in court."
Warren Richey will have this article
Monday in The Christian Science Monitor.
"On Tuesday, all eyes will be on Gonzales":
McClatchy Newspapers provide this report
"TPMmuckraker" has posted at this link the prepared text of the Attorney General's opening statement to be delivered at Tuesday's hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Via "The Volokh Conspiracy"). Update: CNN.com has posted the 25-page opening statement in PDF format.
"Tombstone case may bury free speech":
Today in The Chicago Tribune, columnist John Kass has an op-ed
in which he writes, "The case is now pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago and could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court, which may mark the first time that the high court's justices decide what may be printed on fake tombstones in your front yard."
You can access via this link the briefs and appendix filed in the case on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Seventh Circuit heard oral argument in the case on April 4, 2007, and you can download the oral argument audio via this link (6 MB mp3 file).
"Gonzales: Keeping his distance, or deficient? Some say the attorney general delegates and doesn't worry about the details; Others question his priorities."
The Los Angeles Times contains this article
today, along with an article headlined "3 fired U.S. attorneys were tried by border policing; Documents show the Justice Department and prosecutors were often at odds over how to control illegal immigration
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports today that "Politics had no role, Biskupic says; U.S. attorney was unaware his job was in jeopardy during prosecution of state official, he says."
In The Washington Post, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales has an op-ed entitled "Nothing Improper." In addition, Scott Turow has an op-ed entitled "It's Up to Gonzales Now."
And The New York Times contains an editorial entitled "The Fantasy Behind the Scandal."
"Padilla terror trial is ready to unfold; After five years in detention, Jose Padilla will finally have his day in court as jury selection begins Monday in a high-profile terrorism trial in Miami": This article
appears today in The Miami Herald.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports today that "5 years later, Padilla terror case closer to trial."
And The Associated Press reports that "Padilla Jury Selection Opening."
"In Mexico, Powerful Forces Drive a Furious Debate Over Abortion; Catholic Church Fights Legislation":
The Washington Post contains this article
"The politics of life and death: An inmate's fate often hinges on luck of the draw." This article
appears today in The Cincinnati Enquirer. According to the newspaper's summary of the article's findings, "An Enquirer analysis of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati shows that judges appointed by Republicans vote against inmates 85 percent of the time, while those appointed by Democrats vote for them 75 percent of the time." (Via "Sentencing Law and Policy
On yesterday's broadcast of NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday":
The broadcast contained audio segments entitled "Ethics of Prosecutor in Duke Case Questioned
" and "Raleigh Paper Publishes Duke Accuser's Name
" (RealPlayer required).
"The Supremes: Just what are top justices really afraid of?"
Columnist Lisa Scottoline had this op-ed
yesterday in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
"U.S. legal roots noted; Jamestown event with top U.S., English judges caps Rule of Law Conference":
The Richmond Times-Dispatch contains this article
And The Daily Press of Hampton Roads, Virginia reports today that "Jurists from two continents mark birth of law and land; U.S. and British legal minds celebrate the beginning of a beautiful relationship at Jamestown." A related photo can be accessed here.
"A case starts to unravel: District Attorney Mike Nifong brusquely rejects defense lawyers' overtures and an offer to share information; The emerging evidence does not support his certainty." This article
-- part two in a five-part series, appears today in The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina. I previously linked here
to part one
of the series, published yesterday.
And The Herald-Sun of Durham, North Carolina today contains articles headlined "Brodhead defends Duke handling of case" and "City officials counter botched investigation claims."